Blue Square Bet
Published 9th May 2012
....Blue Square Bet Premier rivals Southport after making an approach for Liam Watson. The highly-rated `Port boss, who was linked to the Preston North End post mid-season, said: "It shows we are all working well here at Haig Avenue. Obviously it is good that others recognise the progress we are making at Haig Avenue. We have just had a fantastic season and I am already putting the pieces together to make us even more competitive next season.
“I have a great relationship with the chairman, loyalty works two ways, he stuck by me a season ago and we have achieved so much in the last twelve months.
“Southport is special to me and obviously as a manager I have ambitions but they are not yet all fulfilled at Haig Avenue. The time is right for me to stay here, continue to build the squad which took a lot of doing twelve months ago and take us all forward.
“I am really looking forward to pre-season. The close season will see some exciting additions to the squad and we will all be giving 110% to enjoy another successful season with us competitive in the Blue Square Bet Premier."